Tuesday, October 28, 2014


The KMSU Fall Pledge Drive kicks off tomorrow morning and we are incredibly excited to share with you the premiums that we have available for it. If you are not sure how this works or you are new to KMSU, essentially we have a number of fantastic items that we give to you as a "thank you" gift when you pledge your money to KMSU. When we throw the words "public radio" or "listener supported" around in reference to KMSU that is because a large part of our financing comes directly from your pledges. When you call or email your pledge, we then send you the appropriate premium. So here is the list - and it's a big one. If you have any questions please don't hesitate to drop us an email at shufflefunction@hotmail.com

$25  Premium Pledge - FINDERS KEEPERS 12: Solo Projects CD

Mr. Specific strikes again with a colossal collection of standards and old favorites that will be the life or death of the party, depending on the crowd you run with.  Basically, it's not at all out of place on KMSU!  This stunningly dicey collection needs a good home, and you look just intelligent and attractive enough to provide that home.  CALL NOW!

$25  Premium Pledge - KMSU mug

Over-sized, bright and a welcome addition to any kitchen table or desktop, the KMSU mug is back once again. The yellow screams "GOOD MORNING!" and its contents will scream whatever the heck your drink screams. Maybe your previous mug was chipped or broken and you are hoping to replace it? Now is your chance - get one (or two, or three or more) while you can!

$50 Premium Pledge - The KMSU Music Geek Baseball Cap

Sure, a t-shirt is nice, but sometimes you want to draw attention AWAY from your torso.  That's where this super cool cap comes in.  The KMSU Music Geek Baseball Cap features the bold Music Geek logo on the front, with the station name across the back.  Plus, it's gray, which is nice.  Make people stare at the top of the very head that was smart enough to pledge to KMSU!

$60 Premium Pledge - Live At The World Cafe Volume 38 CD

Collect them all - performances by your favorite bands live in the World Cafe Studios. Often the songs are different versions than the studio album releases, making this compilation desirable to music fans everywhere.

1. Courtney Barnett - "Avant Gardener"
2. The War On Drugs - "Under The Pressure"
3. Temples - "Mesmerise"
4. Kaiser Chiefs - "Coming Home"
5. Strand Of Oaks - "Goshen 97"
6. Brett Dennen - "Wild Child"
7. David Crosby - "Long Time Gone"
8. Rosanne Cash - "Etta's Tune"
9. Hurray For The Riff Raff - "I Know It's Wrong"
10. The Head & The Heart - "Shake"
11. Jeremy Messersmith - "Ghost"
12. Metric - "Gimme Sympathy"
13. Lucius - "Turn It Around"
14. Lake Street Dive - "Bad Self Portraits"
15. Chet Faker - "1998"
16. Asgeir - "King & Cross"

$100 Premium Pledge - Muscle Shoals Collection

The community of Muscle Shoals is pretty small, but its impact on popular music has been massive.  Home to FAME Studios and Muscle Shoals Sound Studios, Muscle Shoals has helped shape the sound and career of some of the most important musicians in popular music.  When you pledge at the $100 level you will will receive the Muscle Shoals Collection, which is composed of two remarkable sets of music.

First, you'll get the original soundtrack to the great 2013 documentary Muscle Shoals.  You'll hear loads of classic music on it, and none of it would have existed without the producers and musicians that made those studios great.

Second, you'll get Duane Allman: An Anthology.  Duane Allman was, of course, the legendary guitar player for The Allman Brothers.  Rolling Stone ranks him as the 9th greatest guitarist in history.  Before the glory, however, Duane was a studio musician for the studios at Muscle Shoals.  Included in this set are many of those sideman performances, one of which Eric Clapton praised as the greatest solo in rock history.  The set also includes songs from his work with Derek and The Dominos, and of course some of his iconic work with The Allman Brothers.

There's a lot of great music in this set, and it belongs in your collection.  For reals.

$100  Premium Pledge  - Program Director For The Day on Shuffle Function

Have you ever wanted to play radio? Here is your chance! Join Shyboy Tim and Shelley on the Shuffle Function morning radio show and dictate the playlist for the day. You choose the songs from your own collection and you get to hang out with us on the air for two hours as well. You will also receive the KMSU Music Geek hat, a Finders Keepers 12 CD and a CD copy of your show to play over and over again for your friends who couldn't wake up early. We enjoy offering this premium so much because it allows us the opportunity to meet our listeners and get a chance to find out what music they are into. It is also the biggest bang for your buck in Shuffle Function land, we couldn't possibly throw in anything else!

$100  Premium Pledge  - KMSU Day Sponsorship

Maybe you are shy and don't want to personally be on the air, or maybe you would like us to mark a special birthday, anniversary or artist, then this is the premium for you. Tell us what you would like us to play and add in a personal message and we will design the day for you on the air. It is a chance for you to get very creative while at the same time supporting  KMSU and community radio. If you have some ideas for a day sponsorship, but would like to run them by us first, please son't hesitate to contact us at shufflefunction@hotmail.com

$200 Premium Pledge - KMSU Record Expedition

This is the one that the show hosts are most excited about, and we hope you guys will be, too.  For a pledge of $200 you will be able to go on the KMSU Record Expedition!  Join a bunch of KMSU hosts and other fellow music geeks on a record buying expedition in Minneapolis on February 7th, 2015.  We'll meet at Tune Town, then head up to Treehouse Records, Roadrunner Records, and Hymies, with a trip to the Minneapolis Record Fair.  We'll top things off with a final stop at Harriet Brewing.  Then, on Thursday the 12th, you'll get to play your record finds LIVE ON THE AIR with everybody else that went on the trip!  PLUS you'll get the super cool KMSU baseball cap.

This is going to be such a great time, you guys.  It's the first time we've offered this, and we hope to make it a Fall tradition.  Don't miss out!

All of these premiums would make fantastic Holiday gifts, so keep that in mind when you make a pledge. Maybe you have a music geek for a brother that would die to play DJ for a day, or maybe you want to pick up theMuscle Shoals collection to give to your best friend, you simply cannot go wrong. Your gift will help support community radio and KMSU too! Once again, the KMSU Fall Pledge Drive starts tomorrow morning and runs through November 7th. Gully set the station's goal at $25,000 which is higher than any other Fall goal previously, so please keep that in mind when you are mulling over your pledge amounts.
The phone numbers at the station are:
389 - 5678
1 - 800 - 456 - 7810

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